The All Blacks return to winning ways

All Blacks beat Newton
All Blacks beat Newton

The All Blacks got back to winning ways with a 36-15 triumph over Newton.

Into the second row came new recruit Malc Wilshire, and Callum Kinnane came into the centre to partner inform Ryan Sumner.

With the wind behind them, Newton started strongly, but resilient defence kept them out.

With an exciting back line, the locals were desperate for some ball as they knew they could cause problems, and so it proved. From a scrum in their own half, Tom Handforth found Matty Tindall who scored a fine individual try.

However, Newton’s excellent 10 found space to score in the corner.

With the last play of the first half, in their own twenty two, Colne called a move which went the full length of the pitch for Kinnane to score under the posts.

Within the first 10 minutes of the second half, a Jamie Gane pass found Tindall, who raced in for his second try.

From this point, Colne dominated and only resilient defence kept the score down.

As Colne’s backs found space and created gaps, Tindall used his pace a further three times to take his tally to five tries. Newton scored two deserved tries of their own to make the final score 36-15.

Man of the match went to Tindall, closely followed by Demonia Cantrell.

The second team continued their excellent season and, despite losing 26-24, put in an impressive performance against a strong Bolton team.

Try scorers were Matt Smedley (3) and Leon Aston (1).

The under 12s beat Rossendale 42-0, a side which had beaten them two weeks prior.

Try scorers for Colne were Ben Goodfellow (2), Jake Saggers (2), Luke Simpson (2), man of the match Harrison Clamp and Ed Gardner.

Congratulations also, to Colne Under 14s who have progressed through to the Lancashire Plate semi-finals.